To Demonstrate Advantages Of Super Spacer® For Automated Processes
Mass customisation, is often proclaimed one of the formulae for success for products and services in the 21st century. At the Fensterbau Frontale trade fair, Edgetech Europe will demonstrate the advantages of the flexible Super Spacer® for automated processes in the digital age.
Customised made-to-measure windows have characterised the fields of window construction and insulating glass production since time immemorial. Due to intense competition and the great pressure to be efficient, a large portion of the industry has effected the transition towards industrial-style production. Last but not least, energy requirements and the trend towards large glass surfaces as well as curved and free-formed glazing are constantly presenting the industry with new challenges. Through the use of intelligent automation, insulating glass manufacturers are capable, on the one hand, of taking advantage of the economies of scale offered by producing higher volumes and, on the other hand, of economically realising even out of the ordinary customer requirements in batch size 1. “Automation-ready components are required in order to transform this customer-oriented thinking into digitised production. Edgetech considers itself best equipped to meet this challenge. Flexible spacers such as Super Spacer can now really demonstrate their benefits,” Joachim Stoss, Managing Director of Edgetech Europe GmbH and Vice President International Sales at Quanex, confidently claims. Very high levels of investment are required for activities that arise from the processing of rigid spacers, such as bending, desiccant filling or the joining of the sections, especially for small and medium-sized companies. If flexible spacers from the roll are applied automatically, the majority of set-up times are eliminated and the line is flexible to the maximum possible extent in terms of the window dimensions, glass type, number of panes and spacer width. “Super Spacer is set in parallel down to the last millimetre and guarantees a visually appealing and above all tight edge seal,” adds Johannes von Wenserski, authorised signatory of the company based in Heinsberg. The warm edge has gained a market share in the spacers sector of over 50 % in almost every single country in Europe. “The core function of our spacers as a warm edge remains the ongoing number 1 issue for our visitors at the Fensterbau Frontale trade fair,” Johannes von Wenserski continues. “In the end, the best overall package of Psi values, climate protection, room comfort, flexibility and production efficiency will decide which solution will edge its way to the front in the market.”
About Edgetech Europe GmbH
Edgetech’s Super Spacer® flexible foam-based spacer systems act as energy-efficient warm edge spacers in insulating glass windows. They significantly reduce energy loss to the outside, largely prevent condensation and also contribute to the lifetime of a window. On an average, worldwide, more than 300 million metres are sold annually in over 90 countries. Edgetech Europe GmbH, located in Heinsberg Germany, is a fullyowned subsidiary of Quanex Building Products Corporation, an industry leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Based in Houston, Texas, Quanex designs and manufactures energyefficient fenestration products, in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components.